Transportation

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Supply (Not Demand) Explains Sales Differences Between LEAF and Volt

Sales figures for the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt are being closely watched. Since both cars represent a new breed of vehicle,…
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Building Bicycle Infrastructure Creates Jobs, Studies Find

While the economy remains in the doldrums and job growth continues to stutter, the bicycle industry, at least, seems to have recovered from…
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EPA, Freight Stakeholders Roll Out SmartWay Drayage Program

Freight handling stakeholders in port areas and the Environmental Protection Agency have launched an initiative that’s designed to help clear the air in…
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Leading the Charge for Electric Cars at Apartment Complexes

Here’s another amenity coming soon to an apartment complex near you: electric vehicle charging stations. Car Charging Group and Equity Residential have teamed…
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Life Cycle Assessment of EVs Reveals Startling Results

A number of articles published this week paint a negative picture of electric cars based on a British study published earlier this month.…

GM Boss Wants Gasoline Tax Hike – Is This Good Policy To Meet Fuel Efficiency Goals?

The Detroit News reported last week that General Motors CEO, Dan Akerson, would like to see the federal gasoline tax boosted by as…
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Are Supermarket Rooftop Farms the Killer App for Local Food?

Every time gas prices go up, local food gets another shot to make its breakthrough to the mainstream. At $4 a gallon, when…

Ford Announces Extension to Range of Electrified Vehicles

It was just a few years ago that Ford, along with the rest of Detroit’s auto manufacturers, found themselves sidelined for ignoring fuel…
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Biomass Diversity and Supply Chain Approach Will Boost Green Jet Fuel

A new report from aviation and renewable energy interests in the Pacific Northwest has found that an emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels…
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GE Opens Solar EV Charging Station in Connecticut

Electric vehicles become much more environmentally friendly when you decouple them from fossil-fuel generated electricity and instead increase the mix of renewable power…
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Tougher Fuel Economy Standards Could Add 236,000 California Jobs

A new report released this week on fuel economy and emissions standards for the state of California concludes that the idea there is…
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Project Aura: Lighting the Way to An Upsurge in Bike Commuters?

I have the good fortune of living in Portland, Oregon, where I bike commute daily. In a recent article it was reported that…
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UPS Prototype Plastic Vehicle Delivers 40% More Fuel Efficiency

When you operate over 70,000 delivery vehicles worldwide, as  UPS does, increasing the miles per gallon of your vehicles is an economically motivated…
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Dublin Bikes: Bike Sharing That Works

The following post is part of the course work for “Live Exchange” the foundational course on communication for The MBA Design Strategy Program…
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Reducing Supply Chain Emissions and Costs at the Same Time

Logistics managers attempting to optimize supply chains for sustainability and emissions reductions face a tough question: how to implement those goals without breaking…